Theatre: Central City, 1937

For most of the year Central City is a scraggly little Colorado mining town (pop. 572) asleep in the memory of an ancient glamor. But for two or three weeks in the summer it is crowded with well-dressed visitors, most of them having a fine time and many of them tipsy. Last week the town was crowded and the focus of festivity was the Central City Opera House.

In 1878, the year the opera house was built for the fun of pretentious gold miners, Norwegian Dramatist Henrik Ibsen sat down to write a...

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